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2021 News Photos of the Year

Daily Item journalist Guthrie Scrimgeour self-administers a COVID-19 test at the Project Beacon testing facility, located at the Lynn Ferry terminal, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Pauline Coulon of Lynn, a retired Lynn and Union Hospital nurse of 43 years and a retired Lynn school nurse of 19 years, extracts individual Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from a vial as Lynn and Nahant first responders are vaccinated at Lynn Tech on Tuesday. "I'm thrilled to be part of the solution," she said.

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Veronica Lewis of Wakefield prepares sweet potatoes to be passed out to waiting motorists during the Good Hope, Inc., food distribution at Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield.

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Victoria Lewis, left, and her mother, Veronica, both of Wakefield, gather fresh produce to give to waiting motorists during the Good Hope, Inc., food distribution at Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield.

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Salem public health nurse Suzanne Darmody draws doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during Salem State University's vaccine clinic on Thursday.

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A Willow Road resident in Nahant attempts to ease the flooding in the road by clearing storm drains with a snow shovel on Tuesday as high tide moves in.

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Lynnfield resident Priscilla Carbone lifts her sleeve as she receives her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Lynnfield school nurse Caitlin McCarthy at Lynnfield Middle School on Saturday.

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Firefighters try to subdue the fire engulfing the third floor of mutlifamily home at 22 Elmwood Ave. in Lynn.

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Board member Susan Cripps, of Nahant, prepares bags of food and household staples to be delivered to Swampscott seniors.

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Helen Johnson helps her daughter, Evy, 6, with math work as she learns remotely from a desk in the corner of the family's living room.

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Izzy Johnson, 10, of Lynn sits at her remote learning desk, which is set up in her bedroom that she shares with her younger sister, Evy, 6.

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A crew works to remove a billboard which was damaged by the wind and left teetering along Bennett Street in Lynn Wednesday afternoon.

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An FBI tactical unit, with the aid of the ATF and Lynn Police, executed a search warrant at a home on Ocean Street in Lynn Wednesday morning.

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Israel Rio looks on as his daughter, Sofia, completes a phonics worksheet during her remote kindergarten class. Throughout the pandemic, Rio took to sitting in on his daughter's classes as a way to learn English and has now become a part of the class. Rio is present for attendance and waves "hi" to the teacher and students before class and is on hand to help out his daughter if she needs it.

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Israel Rio hugs his daughter, Sofia, 6, both of Lynn, after sitting in with her during her remote kindergarten class. Throughout the pandemic, Rio took to sitting in on his daughter's classes as a way to learn English and has now become a part of the class. Rio is present for attendance and waves "hi" to the teacher and students before class and is on hand to help out his daughter if she needs it.

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Northeast Animal Shelter Adoption Councilor lets Lucky get a few kisses from her mom, Moomoo, before bringing her out to meet with potential adopters.

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Stephanie Mastrocola of Wheelabrator Saugus hands out free corned beef and cabbage dinners to members of the Saugus Senior Center for St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday.

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U.S. Air Force MSgt Mark Radwich administers a COVID-19 vaccine at the Lynn Tech vaccination clinic on Tuesday.MSgt Radwich is among the U.S. National Guard team that will be aiding in the distribution of the vaccine at Lynn's clinic for the next 30 days.

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Damaris Llanos, right, holds a "no to eviction" sign written in Spanish as she is surrounded by protesters organized by Lynn United for Change to prevent her eviction from her Washington Street home in Lynn on Tuesday.

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Michael Baranofsky of Peabody joins others in downtown Peabody during a demonstration denouncing recent acts of violence against Asian Americans.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds up an empty vial of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine during her tour of the LCHC vaccination site at Lynn Tech field house.

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St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Parish's music director Byron Retana, left, and director of ministries Chris Carmody sanitize the pews of the church ahead of Sunday's Easter Mass.

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Victoria Card, age four, accompanies her mother to the polls to vote at Lynnfield High School.

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Savannah Mom, President of Salem State University's Asian Student Association, delivers a powerful speech calling for an end to anti-Asian hate and violence which has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More than 100 people gathered at the Frederick Douglass Bandstand before marching through Lynn Saturday afternoon to demand local change in response to a nation-wide rise in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Elio Vasconcelos, who has lived around Browns Pond in Peabody for the past 27 years, cleans up trash along pond during Peabody's annual trash pick-up day on Saturday.

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John and Andonia Grimanis, both 7 and from Lynn, light candles before the start of the Holy Friday afternoon service at St. George Greek Orthodox Church Friday, ahead of Greek Easter on Sunday.

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Brothers Diego Cardonas, 7, left, and Dylan, 4, sit among a stack of boxes of diapers as they patiently wait for their mother, Gaby, collects a month's worth of diapers and other essential items for expecting mothers during United Way's Community Baby Shower at the Demake Family YMCA on Saturday.

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More than 900 residents gathered at in the field along Flash Road to take part in Nahant's annual Town Meeting which featured controversial articles pertaining to Northeastern University's proposed expansion at East Point.

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joseph Mendonca of Peabody carries bundles of American flags in his backpack as he places them at the graves of veterans at Cedar Grove Cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day.

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David J. Solimine, Jr., owner of the former Union Hospital property in Lynn, inspects the demolition progress of the building.

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Christopher Reddy is sworn in as the new Lynn Chief of Police on Thursday.

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Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire from all sides at 143 Endicott St. in Revere

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St. Mary's Class of 2021 graduates toss their caps at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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USMC CPL Harry Christiensen, a highly decorated marine who was wounded in action, is the honored guest speaker at the Memorial Day rememberance ceremony at Memorial Park in Marblehead.

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Members of American Legion Post 215 gather to celebrate Sgt. Richie Lombard for his lifetime commitment to service in Nahant.

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Derek Spilateri, a firefighter with Lynn Fire Department's Ladder 1, takes a moment to cool off with a damp cloth after fighting a fire on Lafayette Park Friday afternoon.

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Olive Burkinshaw is given flowers by Katie Amico, both of Peabody, as she is welcomed home by family and friends after spending the past four months in the hospital recovering from COVID-19.

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From left, Laura Guba, Niam Ball, Heidi Hiland, Ryan, and Jade Tisdol rally in front of the Lynn Court House to call for the charges against Ernst Jaques Jean, or Shimmy, to be dropped before the trial.

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Firefighters battle a seven-alarm blaze amid high temperatures that originated on 25 Hyde Street in Revere and spread to surrounding homes.

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Demonstrators march from Manning Field to Wyoma Square at the "None Of Us Are Free Until All of Us Our Free" demonstration organized by Diverse People United for the Fourth of July.

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Natasha Megie-Maddrey is running for Lynn City Council in Ward 4 despite facing racial profiling throughout her current and past campaigns. Megie-Maddrey says she "wants people to do their research and vote for the right candidate" and not let race interfere with the campaign.

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James McElligott, 3, of Boxford waves an American flag as the Rolling Thunder Parade that is escorting the Wall That Heals crosses into Nahant on Tuesday.

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Rain didn't deter spectators from taking in the "Wall That Heals" in Nahant following the "Welcome Home Ceremony" for the wall on Saturday.

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The Black Lives Matter mural is painted on Essex Street in Lynn on Saturday.

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A man stands on a bucket as a GMC SUV attempts to wade through the flood water at Commercial and Bennett streets in Lynn as heavy rain falls Thursday afternoon.

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A golden Labradoodle from Swampscott named Rosie stands on the edge of wall overlooking Lynn Beach.

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The female driver of a Jeep walked away from the scene with only minor injuries after a boat trailer detached from the pickup truck that was transporting it and collided head-on with her SUV on Walnut Street in Saugus on Tuesday.

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Brickett Elementary School teachers open the side doors and hold lists of their students as they welcome them back on the first day of school, Tuesday.

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A student looks out from the window of a bus as she leaves Belmonte Upper Elementary School on the first day of school, Wednesday.

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A large American flag flies overhead at Lynn Fire Department Headquarters on Saturday during a ceremony honoring those lost on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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A woman patiently waits to cast her vote at Higgins Middle School during Peabody's preliminary election on Tuesday.

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The front window of Brothers Deli in Lynn was shattered by a bullet after a shooting outside the restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

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A Marblehead firefighter assesses damage after a three-alarm fire was extinguished at an Ocean Avenue home in Marblehead Wednesday afternoon.

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Supporters of the proposed consolidated K-4 school in Swampscott gather along Humphrey Street Thursday afternoon to encourage a "Yes" vote of the project in the upcoming special town-wide election on Oct. 19.

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Delvin Brown, right carries his son Dacian Brown in the rear lot of 300 Washingston St, where they will receive $5,000 from the organization Cops for Kids with Cancer for Dacian's cancer treatment during a ceremony held on Friday. Dacian Brown was urgently admitted to Boston Children's Hospital on Aug. 24 and diagnosed with Stage M neuroblastoma.

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A woman walks her dog past a broken tree limb on Andrew Road in Swampscott on Wednesday.

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A large tree rests on electrical wires on Orchard Road in Swampscott after being knocked over by the wind during the nor'easter that made its way across the North Shore overnight.

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Lynn Tech senior Antonio Morales, right, demonstrates the Robodrill simulator to Gov. Charlie Baker as he tours the school's new machine shop on Thursday.

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Jared Nicholson celebrates with his supporters at Trio's Mexican Grill after defeating Darren Cyr in the Lynn mayoral race on Tuesday.

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Surrounded by family and friends, Coco Alinsug, center, celebrates winning the Ward 3 City Council race during Lynn's election on Tuesday.

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Sophia Seang, center, holds a sign amongst other Lynn public school system parents that have gathered at Breed Middle School's cafeteria during a school lunch tasting held on Wednesday. Parents with children in the Lynn public school system are angered by the spoiled food students have been receiving from Revolution Foods, the current school lunch distributor.

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Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) member Tessa Vaughn, center, holds a folded American flag to her chest at the City of Peabody's Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday.

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Sisters Delia, left, and Annabel Pluviose hold a sign thanking veterans during Lynnfield's Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday.

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Ayo Ekpebor, 6, of Lynn holds onto the hand of his mother, Rosemary, as Ingalls Elementary School Nurse Shannon Whitney administers his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic at Fecteau-Leary Junior/Senior High School on Tuesday.

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Barry McCaul of Lynn passes free Thanksgiving meals from Brothers Deli to, from left, Joel Jr., Nisanee, and their father Joel Mena, all from Dorchester, on Thursday.

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Members of the U.S. Coast Guard carry the urn of Master Chief Maurice Poulin of Nahant following a funeral ceremony with full military honors at St. Mary Church on Saturday.

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A Swampscott senior joins others in protesting the proposed 40B development at Elm Place in Swampscott.

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Votes for the Ward 4 City Council race between Richard Colucci and Natasha Megie-Maddrey are recounted on Tuesday at Lynn City Hall.

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The Caldwell apartments on Munroe Street in Lynn have sold for $123.5 million.

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Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee reflects on his 28 years of public service as he prepares to retire at the end of the year.

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The Owner of Fauci's Pizza, James Fauci, holds two large pizzas, one plain, one pepperoni. Pizzas and calzones were 50 off on Monday as it marked 50 years of business in Lynn for the pizza joint.

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Trooper Giovanni Orlando hands off a gift to Bob Deck, commandant of Marine Corps League Detachment 819 and the local Toys for Tots head, during a Toys for Tots toy pick-up held at Corey Medonca's home.

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Lynn Mayor-elect Jared Nicholson kicks a soccer ball at a giant inflatable velcro target, testing out one of the many sport staions at Lynn Sim.

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Madison Wiswall, left, and Kaiya Burns open up their presents, which included Hungry Hungry Hippos and a bracelet kit.

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Patricia Henehan, a worker in Lynn, has her appointment code scanned by Carly Hodgkins, the site lead at the recently opened North Shore Community College mobile testing location.

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